Outgoing Hong Kong Ballet artistic director Madeleine Onne guides ballerina Jin Yao in rehearsal for The Nutcracker. Photo: David Wong

Hong Kong Ballet names new artistic director, Septime Webre, Cuban-American who led Washington Ballet for 17 years

Septime Webre picked from 70 candidates to succeed Madeleine Onne, with ballet board impressed by his passion, energy and artistic vision; 55-year-old says he looks forward to growing the company’s impact locally and overseas

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Outgoing Hong Kong Ballet artistic director Madeleine Onne guides ballerina Jin Yao in rehearsal for The Nutcracker. Photo: David Wong
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